8th Grade

The eighth grade SEEd standards describe the constant interaction of matter and energy in nature. Students will explore how matter is arranged into either simple or complex substances. The strands emphasize how substances store and transfer energy, which can cause them to interact physically and chemically, provide energy to living organisms, or be harnessed and used by humans. Matter and energy cycle and change in ecosystems through processes that occur during photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Additionally, substances that provide a benefit to organisms, including humans, are unevenly distributed on Earth due to geologic and atmospheric systems. Some resources form quickly, allowing them to be renewable, while other resources are nonrenewable. Evidence reveals that Earth systems change and affect ecosystems and organisms in positive and negative ways.

A CANVAS class template for all the storylines can be imported from the commons in CANVAS.  

8th Grade Writing Team

Kandie Kunzler

Lead Writer

Davis School District

Renee Nicholls

Davis School District

Jessika Christensen

Davis School District

Linda Vaughan

Davis School District

Alicia Clark

Davis School District

Susan Larson

Jordan School District

Gayle Dowdle

Jordan School District

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